Tiger Turns 46: Watch the Most Iconic Moments From a Legendary Career of Tiger Woods

Published 12/30/2021, 9:00 AM EST
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates after sinking his putt on the 18th green to win during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)


It’s Tiger Woods’ 46th birthday today, and fans have started to pour their wishes. Moreover, Woods has seen everything right from the great times to atrocities. Meanwhile, Tiger made his debut in 1996 on the PGA Tour and took the golfing world by surprise with his insane golfing skills. He soon became one of the top players and started winning tournaments in quick successions. 

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However, the last year or so has been a tough year for the GOAT. He met with a solo car crash in February 2021, which put his golfing career in danger. But he has made an incredible recovery, as we saw him competing at the 2021 PNC Championship. So on his 46th birthday, here’s a short revisit to Tiger’s iconic moments in his career. 

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The most iconic Tiger Woods’ moments from his career

1. Tiger Woods’ first Masters win

Tiger Woods came to the Masters with a poor record in his bag. Even after an awful start to the first round, Woods turned the game on its head and won the 1997 Masters with a record score of -18. Moreover, this was his first-ever major championship victory, which made it even more special.

 

The best thing that happened that day apart from his win was Tiger hugging his dad. He hugged his dad and became emotional as tears started to roll down from his eyes. Hence, Tiger always remembers this moment and also emphasized that this was probably the best moment of his life. 

2. 2008 U.S. Open victory

Going into the 2008 U.S. Open, Tiger Woods was struggling with his knee. His doctor had advised him not to compete, as he believed the injury must exaggerate. However, Woods was adamant about competing and decided to participate in the event. Tiger overcame everything, including his broken leg in that event as he forced a playoff by making an incredible clutch putt on the 72nd hole. 

He continued his form the next day in the playoffs and won the event finally on the 91st hole. Meanwhile, it was horrifying to even imagine playing 18 holes with a broken knee, but Tiger, with his determination, competed for 91 holes and eventually won his 14th major championship. 

3. 2019 Masters victory

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Tiger had faced plenty of atrocities from 2010. Moreover, the injuries made it even worse as they kept him away from golf. Meanwhile, experts and a few fans started to believe Tiger might never win another major. However, Woods quietened all his critiques and registered an incredible victory at Augusta for the first time after 14-years. 

Just like his first victory, he had his dad, Earl Woods, at the course. This time Tiger had his son, Charlie Woods, on the course watching him play, and after securing his 15th major championship, he was seen hugging his son Charlie and other family members. 

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Hence, these were a few iconic and memorable moments of Tiger Woods in his career which are worth remembering. So, we wish Tiger Woods a very happy birthday and pray for his good health on his 46th birthday. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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